Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer
Gary and Mary West's Power Broker
grabbed the lead at the top of stretch
and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $51,384 allowance feature
for 3-year-olds and up on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Bob Baffert
and ridden by Rosie Napravnik
, Power Broker
completed the 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy track in 1:44.59.
The only 3-year-old in the field of six, Power Broker is a Kentucky-bred
son of Pulpit out of the Wild Again mare Shop Again. The victory was
the first for Power Broker since his victory in the FrontRunner (Grade
I) last September at Santa Anita and improved his record to 7-2-1-1 and
boosted his earnings to $288,800 with Friday's $31,200 check.
Sent off as the odds-on favorite, Power Broker returned $3.80, $2.80
and $2.20. Cary Street, ridden by Miguel Mena, held on for second and
returned $10.20 and $3.80 with Suns Out Guns Out finishing 4 ¾ lengths
back under Corey Lanerie and paying $2.40 to show.